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William Sill American Elm 7 February 2008 The American Elm The American elm has had an underrated influence during the beginning of the New England territories. The original settlers, the native Indians, had first look at the American elm, and also the first chance to do with them as they wished. The natives of New England had an appreciation for elms, but it was later discovered of the true appreciation the Europeans had for them. It is because of the American elm that the Europeans were so attracted to New England that it caused them to settle in America. Although the original natives had an appreciation for the American elm, European’s appreciation was unprecedented causing them to settle in New England and bring their culture to us. The natives did appreciate the American elm, but found its advantages in more practical areas such as farming. The natives did not look for the American elm to help change their culture or lifestyle, but in a way the elm changed theirs. Luckily as the natives began to burn forests down for farmland, only the dry land on the upper fields would burn, leaving the wet swamp lands where the beautiful elms grew untouched. This is when the elms began to become a part of their lives. Farmers of the area would spare the elm because it would not slow down their cultivation. Once spared, farmers began to realize the
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2008 for the course HORT 4850 taught by Professor Rakow/skelly during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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